It’s that time of year again, August, when fantasy owners begin a full blitz to prepare for their fantasy football draft. While player rankings and draft strategies obviously vary from year to year, there are some universal rules to fantasy football success that apply each season. Some of these strategies are the fantasy football equivalent of the Oakland Athletics’ legendary Moneyball system, emphasizing statistics over names, which turned that perennial low-budget baseball team into a contender. Fantasy football owners who are consistently successful already understand these theories, but even the best owners sometimes get caught up in the media hype about rookies, new head coaches and free agents in new surroundings. That said, here are five timeless fantasy football strategies that may help make you a winner this year and for many years to come.